Pieris Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PIRS) is a publicly-traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company with operations in Germany and the United States. Pieris specializes in the discovery and development of Anticalin® protein-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes inhalable Anticalin proteins to treat respiratory diseases, immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor microenvironment, and a half-life-optimized Anticalin protein to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalin proteins are a novel class of therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies. 

Our vision at Pieris is to build a fully integrated and fully digital research and development engine to translate science into new treatments. Building a new data infrastructure, seamless automated data flows and state-of-the-art data sciences is a top priority at our company today. The successful candidate should have a life science background with a proven track record in building and managing automated data capture, setting up of ELN based laboratory management solutions and database configuration (e.g. generating templates for automated data flows). Hands-on experience with digital solutions to enable integrated research and development in life sciences is key, ideally with E2E solutions such as IDBS, GeneData or Biovia. A background in data sciences and project management skills are highly desired. In addition, this person should have excellent communication and coordination skills to work effectively with other teams, both within the multidisciplinary matrix of a dynamic drug discovery organization and with external partners. Expertise in configuring/automating modern liquid handler robotics (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton) and Scripting (e.g. Python, R) is a plus.

To execute on this strategy, Pieris is looking for a

Data Manager (m/f/d)

Your Tasks:

  • Building and maintaining the IDBS database solution across departments (EWB advanced and Inventory module)
  • Configuring dynamic templates, workflows and underlying data models for the integration of the entire Pieris platform
  • Power-User and Go-to-person for all questions related to structured data, data integrity and data retrieval
  • Coordinating the work of external consultants
  • Development support and maintenance of in-house analysis/reformatting tools (PY-scripts)
  • Configuration/automation of modern liquid handler systems across departments and embedding them in automated data flows

Our Requirements:

  • University degree in life/computer science or related areas (bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology)
  • 3+ years of experience in relational database configuration and maintenance (e.g. IDBS, Access, SQL)
  • Solid understanding on data capture, data governance and integrity
  • Expertise in configuring/automating modern liquid handler robotics
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Programming skills and/or affinity to Molecular Dynamics is a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Reliable and flexible team player
 
We are a fast-growing biotechnology company with approximately 130 employees at our sites in Freising (Greater Munich Area) and Boston (USA). We work in flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and offer a working environment characterized by cooperation and innovation. Each of our employees participates in a bonus program based on the achievement of individual and company-wide goals. In addition, we offer each employee the opportunity to participate in a stock savings plan and a stock option program that allows employees to benefit directly from the company's success.
 
Numerous social benefits such as additional employer-financed company health insurance, free drinks, fruit baskets etc. as well as a bright, friendly and ultra-modern working environment with excellent technical equipment in our new company building in Hallbergmoos (from February 2020) round off our overall package. Creative employee events take place several times a year, as team spirit is essential for us. The joint creation of an innovative and participative corporate culture is an important concern for us.